The days fly by and here it is Monday again. I attended a tea on Saturday morning at Connie’s church which was presented beautifully – Connie’s touch, I’m sure. We were encouraged to wear hats and gloves so I got out Mom’s hatbox and picked out a hat that matched my dress. No gloves however – my hands have so much arthritis that I couldn’t get her gloves on! Remember when all women wore hats to church? I sure do and I’m glad we don’t wear them today. I also took a little leather clutch bag shown here.
On Friday afternoon Becky and I played music at Concord for the monthly birthday party. Reed’s great grandma is toward the back of the room in this picture – I wish I could draw on my screen! Pearl is straight back wearing a white sweater.
It’s cantata time again which I’m not playing for this year. I’m having some back issues requiring physical therapy so have had to give up anything that requires long periods of sitting. You guys just think I do so much – I have lots of aches and pains that keep me from doing more.
When I wrote the blog last week I forgot to show you my latest treasure from the thrift store. I collect vintage embroidery and have quite a collection which I’m going to show you. This crossstitch piece is framed in a tray and dated 1929. Original cost was $3 but it was half price day so this beautiful piece of needlework cost me only $1.50!! I’m not always this lucky but that day was a jackpot.
I feel like I need to rescue these gems – because I so appreciate the work involved. Here are some pictures of other needlework that I have hanging in my office and sewing room. I’ve decided I can entertain you guys for a long time just showing you all my collections – ha ha! I have more that are waiting to be framed but I’m running out of wall space.
And some goat news. I don’t know how this happened but Alfalfa’s horn got broken and it looks like it’s barely hanging on. He’s too wild for me to get close enough to examine it but I hope he doesn’t get infection in it. I did not realize the hard shell of the horn would separate from the inner part. Anybody know anything about this?
This is Daddio with his hens – he was that FREE chick that I didn’t want and now I have 7 roosters! Every night at dark I find Daddio roosting outside in the hay bunk because the young upstart roosters run him out of the barn. I hate this – and one of those same hens has another single chick. Grrrrrr! What am I going to do with these beautiful but mean roosters. Rick says they could be Sunday dinner – NO!!!!
I had a reader’s quilt to show you. I can’t get it to download so I’ll do it next time.
We still haven’t had a freeze – unbelievable!